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Little wins

Monday, June 06, 2011      4 comments

Through the years I've continued to win small prizes now and then. Nothing grand. Just enough to keep me interested. When I talked my husband into standing on a number for a prize drawing over the weekend as we walked through a store promotin... Read more

One Tough Kid

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      4 comments

It never ceases to amaze me to see the resiliency of little ones. Our eight-year-old grandson is on a demonstration team for his martial arts dojo. I watched practice last night and gasped and shuddered as he was dropped not once, but twice as... Read more

Thyroid Watch

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      5 comments

Once again my weight went up without obvious reason. It took over a month, but I finally remembered to ask my doctor about thyroid status. Once again I found out I needed a boost to my medication. So, yesterday I began the higher dose and hop... Read more

Lucy joins our family tree!

Saturday, May 21, 2011      7 comments

Today we have a new granddaughter - Lucy Elizabeth. Lucy is named for the character in Narnia and the middle name for English authors and characters near and dear to our daughter-in-law's heart. On a day like this I wish the old Star Trek tran... Read more

Walgreen's Walking Program is pretty interesting

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      9 comments

I just joined the Walgreen's walking program and am most interested in two parts of it. There are some good coupons there that I may take advantage of. But, more interesting to me is the mapping part for my walks. It was very easy to mark the... Read more

Yoga: a great stretch to wake up!

Monday, May 09, 2011      12 comments

I was about to head out for a walk when I flipped through the tv channels and found a yoga program just beginning. So I rolled out my mat, kicked off my shoes and joined the beginners. I tried a few of the more advanced poses, but discovered I... Read more

5K walk was such fun!

Sunday, May 08, 2011      6 comments

I walked the 5K Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. Since I live near the race site I walked 3/4 miles to get there 1 1/2 hour before race time to meet a friend and explore the exhibits and visit the breast cancer survivor area. It was all gr... Read more

Sometimes I let stress get the best of me!

Friday, May 06, 2011      3 comments

We came home to a phone message from my mother-in-law saying she got a letter delivered to her house that was intended for us. Curious, my dh called her right away and was astounded. I had requested an online banking code so I could pay extra ... Read more

What a Beautiful Day!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      5 comments

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I look in the mirror and groan. My dh looks at me, gives me a hug and tells me I'm beautiful -- sometimes with words, sometimes with actions, sometimes both. I can look at a gloomy day and see a bea... Read more

Weekend Challenges

Monday, May 02, 2011      1 comments

I went to a state convention for a women't group as a delegate and ate many wrong foods - also many right ones. I got no sleep. I sat way too much. However, I did get in a good workout one day and a decent walk another. So, it wasn't a total... Read more

Fat as a Symptom?

Friday, April 29, 2011      2 comments

I was teased continually as a child about being fat...lots of name calling at school and in my neighborhood. Even my mom got into the act at times that still cut deep when recalled. But, there was something else that I didn't realize was conne... Read more

Green Drink back into plan

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      1 comments

Along with beginning several SP challenges emoticon I''ve begun drinking my version of a healthy green drink to boos... Read more

Challenges....we'll see!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      3 comments

I did it! I joined two challenges at SP to try and get myself going in the right direction once again. I've not done well lately and though there may be some valid reasons, there are certainly far more plain old excuses. Can't get motivated. ... Read more

New week...new us!

Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

My dh told me a couple days ago that he wants to lose about 15 pounds. That will take him maybe a couple of weeks. At first I was sad just thinking of him getting to where he wants with very little effort, but then I thought again. Even if he... Read more

Easter blessings!

Sunday, April 24, 2011      3 comments

He is Risen Indeed! It will ring out around the world. I feel so blessed to live where I can gather with others and proclaim His Name, where we can pray and worship together without fear of arrest or worse. So, even as I celebrate with friend... Read more


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